Mary Kom wins record-breaking sixth gold medal at World Boxing Championships

Marcus Newton
November 27, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated MC Mary Kom for winning a record sixth gold medal in the Women's World Championships on Saturday.

It was a watchful start for both the boxers and the Ukrainian, much younger to the Indian, showed attacking intent and kept coming on Mary Kom.

Many other celebrities and eminent personalities including Arjun Kapoor, Preity Zinta, Ajay Devgn, Shreya Goshal, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag also wished the 35-year-old boxer. 6 times Gold medalist World Championship.

Sonia Chahal surprised one and all as she on to win the silver medal in the 57 kg weight category at the World Championships. Winning her first Worlds medal in 2001 - a silver - Mary Kom went on to win five yellow metals in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010 editions and was tied at five golds with Katie Taylor of Ireland. After this win, Mary Kom said, "It was not easy to beat Hanna of Ukraine because she is too tall than me".

Mary Kom scripts history by winning her sixth world boxing title. "CONGRATULATIONS! I ever value your BOXING GLOVES that you gifted me! they are MY gold medals", Bachchan wrote on Twitter along with the picture of the autographed boxing gloves.

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There was little Mary Kom could do to stop her tears.

In front of almost packed crowd on Saturday, Mary Kom showed no nerves and was successful in keeping her opponent on the move with calculated counter offensive strikes.

The former Asian Games gold medallist and Olympic bronze medallist had also won the gold at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, earlier this year. I fought with this girl in Poland and I have beaten her.

In a hard-fought duel between two southpaws, Mary showcased her handsome assortment of right jabs and well-rehearsed combinations to seize initiative. Hailing from Bhiwani district in Haryana, Sonia began her career in 2011 when she was 14 and rose through the ranks by competing at the school and sub-junior levels.

"I will try my best in the final". Returning in 2016, with an eye on the Olympic Games later that year, she left the 48kg class spot to Sarjubala Devi and lost to Germany's Azize Nimani in the second round in the 51kg class in Astana, Kazakhstan.

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